Pre-K through 8th-grade students participated in a canned food and non-perishables food drive for Love Thy Neighbor Food Distribution Center, from November 1 through December 3.
The 7th and 8th graders then volunteered at the Love Thy Neighbor Center on Friday, December 3. They helped with packing boxes, loading cars, and general cleanup. Part of service learning includes a written reflection from each student. The quotes provided are from two of the students—included to show you the impact that service learning can have on our youth.
Michael Mileski: “I think the food bank is a great idea. I am proud that I did that work and was able to help people get the food they need.”
Ayanna Blood: “I feel proud we were able to help and that they [the adult volunteers] were happy to have us there.”
Sharing the Holiday Spirit
The 5th and 6th grade class decorated the school fence line to spread some holiday cheer. They worked in pairs to design and organize the decorations for each panel of fencing. The students felt that the candy canes and glitter tinsel would “spruce up the school.” Ha ha, get it? Spruce… as in a Christmas tree!
Mrs. Claus Makes a Surprise Visit to Red River Library
The kindergarten and first-grade class had a wonderful surprise while visiting the Red River Library. Mrs. Claus stopped by to read to them! The children were delighted and listened attentively. Then students created Christmas ornaments to take home and share with their families. Before heading back to the school campus, students looked around the library, found books to check out, and proudly handed Town Librarian Mrs. Fagan their library cards.